At first glance, you may not recognize the name Merry Clayton, but if I were to mention a very popular song where her vocals are heard on, you'd immediately recognize her voice. It's her name that doesn't ring a bell with millions of listeners despite her making one particular song insanely famous. What song am … Continue reading Merry Clayton
It's February! So you know I'm about to share untold stories or forgotten about events for Black History month. Let's get started... Recy Taylor. Have you heard of her before? Millions were introduced to her during Oprah Winfrey's Golden Globes speech a few weeks ago. I however knew about her way before then. Let me … Continue reading Recy Taylor
This morning I had a conversation with a colleague at work regarding my ancestry test I submitted. He's White and as you know, I'm Black and of Native American descent. I have no issue talking about race because I have friends from various racial backgrounds and we talk about race quite often. That's the beauty … Continue reading Conversations of Race in the Workplace
Good Morning! Happy Friday y'all! I hope you plan on doing some amazing things today. Inspire and be inspired! You get what you give! This writer woke up to one of the best questions ever and I could not wait to answer it. I was asked, "What do you hope to accomplish with your first … Continue reading The Best Question Ever!
As I await the results of my ancestry test, I find myself wondering about my Sub-Saharan African percentage. I won't lie to you, I want it to be alot, but DNA in itself can be very tricky. To ease my mind, I started goggling ancestry DNA results and stumbled across two videos that I will … Continue reading Ancestry
Eugene Bullard. Do you recognize that name? Better yet, have you ever heard of him? I'll be honest and say that I never heard of him until yesterday. I had an awesome reader introduce him to me yesterday and when I did a little research on him I was amazed. Eugene Bullard was the first … Continue reading Eugene Bullard
Do you recognize that name? Probably not, seeing how most people have never heard of him. Do you know who was the youngest person ever executed in the United States? If you are now thinking that it is George Junius Stinney, Jr. then you are correct. Little George, as he was sometimes called, was an … Continue reading The Sad Story of George Junius Stinney, Jr.